Originally written July 23, 2013 on NFL Injury Report:
The ink on Mike Wallace's contract in Miami is barely dry. His 5 year, $60,000,000 deal is one of the most lucrative wide receiver deals in league history.Since Dolphins sophomore QB Ryan Tannehill started playing pitch-and-catch with his new best friend,rumors have swirled around the league that chemistry just isn't there. Wallace's hands are sloppy and that "it" factor every team hopes for in their $60 million man hasn't shown up yet.Most recently the Sun Sentinel reports that the man who has earned his paychecks by making corners look slower than Rich Eisen, hasn't broken any ankles this offseason.I had my doubts about Wallace moving to the AFC East. Ive spent several fall evenings watching Patriots linebackers chase Ben Roethlisberger outside the pocket. Unlike Big Ben, the young Mr. Tannehill is not looking forward to JD Clowney entering the NFL. Tannehill doesn't move outside the pocket as Ben does, and here in lies the Wallace dilemma. Mike Wallace was able to use his speed to break away from defenders because Roethlisberger gave him the time to do so. I'm not sure Tannehill will ever connect with Wallace as Dolphins fans would like him to.Fantasy Impact: I have Wallace ranked as a high-end WR4. As this news is not necessarily breaking, more analytic, I'm not going to move his name down the board. He had similar risk and upside as a player like Torrey Smith has - I like Torrey more.(On another note: I don't think any NFL QB is looking forward to JD Clowney going pro.)
  • Sounds like a Pittsburgh fan with a sour grapes issue
  • This is Such a Pittsburg Fan it's Funny. How this even got published is Funny. Ryan T.'s speed in question about getting around the corner - Wallace having a hard time creating space.. He must be watching something different than I am.. Maybe he needs glasses and needs to stop his man crush with Ben R. and actually write about what IS happening..

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